Trad Music Trust on Border News


24 Jan 19
by Nathon Jones

Border News Lookaround

Make sure you catch Border News Lookaround at 6pm tonight (24th Jan) on ITV Border and a feature on Trad Music Trust, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the charity's plans to develop a new arts centre in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building in Newton Stewart.

Chairperson Billy Jones, Vice-Chairperson Graham Rodger and Project Co-ordinator Nathon Jones spent an enjoyable day yesterday with ITV presenter Bruce McKenzie and cameraman Mike Easton talking about the festival and the plans for a new arts centre.

As well as a tour of the new arts centre building, piped in by local piper Karen Keenan, we also entertained Bruce with some live music at Creebridge House Hotel along with an interview featuring Billy and Nathon and Steve Donnan, owner and manager at the Creebridge.

It has been a terrific month of coverage for the organisation and we are hugely grateful to everyone at ITV for their enthusiasm and interest in the projects.

Border News Lookaround

In Other News


Last chance for D&G Life nomination

Did you visit the festival this year? Maybe you've been involved in some of the projects Trad Music Trust are delivering in the region? If so, we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to nominate us for a D&G Life Award, the deadline for which is this Sunday.

8 Aug 19
Nathon Jones

Unbelievable Festival Weekend

The dust has finally settled on what was, quite simply, the best weekend of live music & dance that we've ever experienced at the festival. From a packed opening night, the undeniable passion and emotion at the McMillan Hall and Dougie MacLean's wonderful finale, it was unforgettable!

26 Jul 19
Nathon Jones

One Day To Go!

Tomorrow sees us usher in the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and what a line-up we have in store for you. Steph Geremia, Duncan Chisholm, Kitty Macfarlane, Dougie MacLean, Rachel Hair, Benedict Morris, Rose Byers, Ron Jappy. Hup!

10 Jul 19
Nathon Jones

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  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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